Solar Household Energy presented the HotPot at the annual Engineers in Technical and Humanitarian Opportunities of Service (ETHOS) January 2007conference in Kirkland, Washington. ETHOS is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to facilitate research and the development of appropriate technology by forming collaborative partnerships between universities, research laboratories, engineers, and non-governmental organizations. By working together, these groups aim to create and then disseminate the best available appropriate technology to families in need.
SHE presented the HotPot. The other participants presented cooking stoves fueled by wood and petroleum products which improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The "Lily" alcohol burner and the Petromax Brytelyte alcohol lamp were demonstrated and shown to be very clean burning. The latest version of the Philips fan stove was demonstrated and lived up to its promise of being the cleanest wood burning stove. Aprovecho demonstrated two of their institutional stoves and Alan Berick showed off his energy efficient cooking pot. ETHOS now advocates an "integrated cooking system" composed of a solar cooker in addition to a fuel efficient stove and a heat retention device. To learn more about the ETHOS go to: http://www.bioenergylists.org/en/ethos2007program